Exclusive-Compassion not barbed wire should greet migrants, Nobel winner Gurnah says

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By Guy Faulconbridge and Natalie Thomas CANTERBURY, England (Reuters) -Europe should greet migrants with compassion rather than barbed wire and the British government is “rather nasty” about those who seek asylum, said Tanzanian writer Abdulrazak Gurnah, who won the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday. Gurnah, who explored the legacies of imperialism on uprooted individuals in his books, said he was so shocked when he was phoned by the Swedish Academy to tell him of the prize that he thought it was a cold caller. Born in Zanzibar, now Tanzania, Gurnah moved to Britain as a student in 19…

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